Thursday 23 November 2017

Teen plummets 3,000ft – and lives

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London Daily Telegraph

A 16-year-old American girl who plummeted more than 3,000 feet to the ground in a skydiving accident survived.

Dr Jeffrey Bender, a trauma surgeon, said Makenzie Wethington hurt her liver and broke her pelvis, lumbar spine in her lower back, a shoulder blade and several ribs in Saturday's fall in Oklahoma.

"I have no idea how she survived," Dr Bender said.

The girl was in good condition, he said, and was expected to leave the intensive care unit. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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